Your 'last chance' to acquire an historic two-owner DB5 convertible

Ferrari, Jaguar and Bentley are among the renowned marques going under the hammer at Historics at Brooklands' UK auction on September 25, an event which promises to be unmissable for collectors with a taste for the finest high-end automobiles.

Among the sale's mooted highlights, so far, is this stunning 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible - a sale billed by the auction house as "possibly the last chance to acquire a genuine, unmolested DB5 convertible with such low ownership."

Throughout its history, the car has only had two owners from new. The seller reportedly purchased the car in 1993 from its first owner, and this is the first-ever time that it has been offered for sale.


The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible 

The historic DB5's features include an original factory-fitted hard top in red mohair in "excellent condition," white coachwork with a red hide interior matching the roof, a meticulously rebuilt engine - first in 1975, then in 1986 - and a regularly waxoyled chassis (number DB5C/1275/R).

According to Historics at Brooklands, the car has been well-maintained throughout its life and is presented in original working order. It is still exercised on a regular basis, with the current mileage standing at just over 100,000 miles with MoT certificates from 1975-2010.


Bottom right: the DB5's red hide interior

This singular DB5 is due to appear at the Surrey auction with a pre-sale estimate of £350,000-£450,000, selling with a comprehensive history file including details on its recent full service and carburetor rebuild.

Other listed highlights in this exceptional auction include a 1949 Bentley Mk VI Drophead Coupé and 1965 Ferrari 250GTO Evocazione. Watch this space for further breaking news on the sale.

 

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